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Need HSF Advice for OC Phenom II 955

Last response: in Overclocking
May 16, 2010 8:30:59 PM

Hi, i overclocked my Phenom II 955 to 3.6ghz last night. The room temperature was around 74 Fahrenheit and the core temp got up to 62 Celsius while running Prime95 for an hour. I have the Scythe Katana 3 HSF and used Arctic Silver 5 paste.

I'd like to get the temp down and also increase the frequency a bit more. 3.8 or 4ghz would be ideal. Is there an air cooler for an AM3 socket that is easy to install (i don't want to take off the mobo) and will get my temp down to 55 Celsius?

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May 16, 2010 8:32:27 PM

My setup:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE 3.2GHz | ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO | G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK | XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB | Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W | WD Caviar Blue 500GB | Scythe Katana 3 HSF | GELID FN-FW12-15-B 120mm WING 12 | Windows 7 64-bit | NZXT Apollo Case
May 16, 2010 8:36:15 PM

Sorry, more info:

Prior to overclocking, the max core temp was 52 Celsius at 3.2 ghz. Under normal load, the core temp is around 40 Celsius.
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May 17, 2010 4:35:51 AM

how much are you willing to spend?
May 17, 2010 7:03:39 AM

under $100